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Nueces County reappoints port commissioners, former member asked to be considered

Posted at 12:36 PM, Dec 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-17 15:42:09-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Nueces County commissioners Wednesday denied the application of former Port of Corpus Christi Commission member Wayne Squires to be reappointed. Instead, they voted to re-appoint both incumbents vying for two seats up for renewal.

It has been more than a year since port commission member Wayne Squires resigned after admitting he falsified his résumé. In his application more than five years ago, Squires stated that he had graduated from Penn State University. In fact, he attended PSU for six years, but never earned a degree.

"Some people asked me to apply this year," Squires told KRIS 6 News on Tuesday. "So, I did."

Squires said he doubted he'd win an appointment. He served five years on the port commission before the résumé scandal forced his resignation.

The two re-appointed incumbents are Charles Zahn and Bryan Gulley. The only other applicant besides Squires was businessman Rajan Ahuja.